How Your Personal Information Is Used. Your Personal Information is used to provide you with the services you've requested by connecting you with a third party. We utilize that information to contact you or allow a third party affiliate to contact you for a limited period even if the telephone number you submitted appears on any state and/or federal Do Not Call list, because your inquiry creates an exception to state and/or federal Do Not Call laws. We also use your Personal Information to respond to your inquiries and/or requests, or to send you important information regarding our services.
We may send you surveys and marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you. We use your Personal Information to personalize your experience on the Site and our other websites by presenting advertising tailored to you. From time to time, we will also present you with advertisements tailored to you on certain third party websites.
Usage of that information may also allow you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Please note that some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose your Personal Information, so we suggest that you read these rules carefully.
We use your Personal Information for certain business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing our website, improving our services, identifying usage trends, and determining and improving the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.
In addition, we may also disclose your Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
Automatic Gathering of Information by Third Parties. Third parties can collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites pertaining to your visit to, or use of, our and other websites.
Do-Not-Track Requests. As of January 1, 2014, California residents visiting our website may request that we not automatically gather and track information pertaining to their online browsing movements across the Internet. Such requests are typically made through web browser settings that control signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer's online activities over time and across third-party Websites or online services. MEC does currently not honor these requests/settings.
Use by Minors. The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Site.
Business Transfers. If MEC, or substantially all of its assets, were to be a part of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or any other disposition of property, or in the unlikely event that MEC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is passed to a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MEC may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
A user’s IP Address is identified and automatically logged in our server log files whenever a user visits Our Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many web sites. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels of Our Sites, helping diagnose server problems, geographic mapping, and administering the Our Sites.
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
Secure Information. We use reasonable measures to protect any information we gather from our users. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be secure.
Changing Personal Information. If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, delete or otherwise limit our use of the information you have provided to us, you may do so by emailing us at email@example.com. We will only implement such requests with respect to the information associated with the particular e-mail address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.
If you wish to make any changes, please state your email address, what information you would like to have changed, and/or whether you would like to have your Personal Information removed from our records. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/1/2015